Philippine authorities shot and killed nine indigenous Tumandok leaders on the island of Panay who were flagged as communist insurgents after they allegedly resisted arrest. But indigenous rights advocates say the victims were targeted for their resistance to militarization and damaging government-backed infrastructure projects.
Prostitution is legal in Singapore, where the state openly regulates rather than suppresses the world’s oldest profession. However, illegal sex workers vastly outnumber those with a license, many of them working in so-called beauty and massage parlours.
As statistics in the Philippines show crime decreasing year-on-year, further analysis paints a murkier picture of police corruption and the effect of Duterte’s war on drugs. Time to clean up says the President.
Facebook0TwitterReddit0LinkedinemailBy Sarah Caroline Bell Violence is in the spotlight across ASEAN countries, and the rest of Asia is no exception. In countries such as South…